Description: Action to compel EPA to respond to petition requesting that EPA list coal mines as a new stationary source category.
WildEarth Guardians v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/28/2013 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Download Notice of dismissal filed. 06/04/2013 Motion to Dismiss Download Motion to dismiss filed. In its June 4, 2013 motion to dismiss, EPA argued that the action should be dismissed on mootness grounds because there is no further relief that the court can grant. EPA noted that to challenge the substance of the denial of the petition, plaintiffs must seek review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 11/17/2011 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Plaintiffs filed this action in November 2011 asking the court to compel EPA to respond to their June 2010 petition requesting that EPA list coal mines as a new stationary source category under the Clean Air Act and establish performance standards for new and modified sources and methane emissions performance standards for existing sources.
Petition to List Coal Mines as Source of Air Pollution
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/08/2013 Federal Register Notice Download On May 8, 2013, EPA published notice of the denial of Earthjustice's petition to list coal mines as a source category in the Federal Register. 04/30/2013 Letter Download On April 30, 2013 EPA denied the petition to identify coal mines as a Clean Air Act source category in a letter to Earthjustice. 06/16/2010 Petition for Rulemaking Download Rulemaking petition submitted.